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Arabela, New Mexico
|Elevation||5,479 ft (1,670 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||903252|
A post office was established in 1901 and named Arabela by Andy Richardson, who became smitten with a local Apache woman, Arabela Barela. Barela, who with her sisters Damiana Barela and Carolina “Caro” Romero, owned and operated several cathouses in the area. The post office closed in 1928.
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